dark uncle - My husband and I have 'brewed at home' for about 4 years now.... The kit we really loved [Canadian Ale] has been discontinued, of course, so we've been trying some others - English Ale is next. No matter what type we've made, it's all good stuff. A bit stronger than boughten, so 1 = 2, more-or-less! It's really simple, little equipment to buy[5 gal. containers, long handled spoon, hygrometer, bottle capper], and a very satisfying DIY project! Some kits have all the ingredients ready to add at the proper time; some kits require cooking and steeping the raw ingredients[barley, hops, different grains, malt...] We've tried both types, and being lazy, prefer the ones you just throw together and wait! Warning - the wait on your first brew can become unbearable! You'll find a lot of information online. We get cases of empty bottles at the liquor store and sanitize them, but you can buy new. If you have any trouble, you can pm me - I've also bottled home-made wine from my own grapes and black raspberries - YUM- hick!- MMMY!
Happy brewing! ----------- Make wine, not war! --------------------------- peacebaby
Another good use for nasty beer - You can cook a big swiss steak in the oven - cover with beer and slice an onion thinly over it - cover and cook at 325 degressF for 3 - 4 hours. It would be a waste of GOOD beer....!